What is an audiophile pressing?
Well, in a nutshell, it’s an audio format pressed to help enhance the sound quality, be that on vinyl or Compact Disc.
The idea being the heavier the vinyl pressing, the better. There have been pressings released from 120 up to 200 Gram in weight, usually the 200 Gram will play at 45rpm providing a better audio experience, instead of the standard 33 1/3rpm.
Compact Discs have various different formats, gold was used in the earlier pressing as it supposedly provided a better a clearer sound reproduction.
Mobile Fidelity are known for being one of the leaders in producing vinyl and CDs of an audiophile grade, with the original releases now highly collectable.
We now have Super Audio CDs, SHM-CD providing a high-fidelity-audio, Blu-Spec CDs using Blu-ray technology, along with DVD-Audio using DVD technology, both providing surround sound audio.
Here at eil.com we have a nice range of Audiophile pressings to suit everyone’s taste and pockets.
JEFF BECK Truth (2021 limited edition Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 10-track Ultradisc UHR™ Super Audio CD – mastered from the original tapes and limited to 2,500 numbered copies. This new SACD presents the album with unlimited dynamics and exceptional clarity. The core line-up – Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Mickey Waller, Ron Wood – responsible for the groundbreaking performances Truth alone qualifies as a watershed accomplishment. That the 1968 landmark predated and impacted Led Zeppelin’s debut; involved members of Zeppelin, the Faces, and the Who; continues to be cited by many experts as the blueprint for hard rock; and unspools with indescribable guitar wizardry and primal energy put it into rarefied territory. Among the most influential sets ever released, Beck’s solo debut has never spoken with more truth than on this exceptional reissue. Gatefold picture sleeve individually numbered in gold on the back, factory sealed. Essential).
JEFF BUCKLEY Grace (2015 German limited edition 10-track LP issue of Jeff’s 1994 debut and only complete studio album, pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, including the classics Mojo Pin and Hallelujah. The picture sleeve shows just a little shelfwear but comes with the picture / credits insert while the vinyl looks barely played – An essential album for any collection!).
LOVE Forever Changes (2016 limited edition Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 11-track double album 2-LP, mastered by Krieg Wunderlich, assisted by Rob LoVerde at MFSL on the Gain 2 Ultra Analog System, specially plated and pressed on 180-gram High-Definition Vinyl. Heavyweight gatefold picture sleeve with original album art, individually numbered in gold on the back and sealed inside its perforated loose bag. The ultimate analogue reference of this 1967 masterpiece, alternatively sad and beautiful, the album-opening and flamenco-inspired Alone Again Or establishes the mood for what follows. Recommended)
GEORGE HARRISON The Vinyl Collection (2017 UK limited edition remastered VINYL LP box set comprising all 12 of George’s original studio albums, plus his classic Live In Japan and 2 additional 12″ picture discs. The albums are pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl housed inside a deluxe two-piece rigid slip-case box with a lenticular image front cover. This incredible set remains appears unplayed; the case shows minimal shelfwear and all discs are still sealed, with the orange belly band still intact. . Out-of-print!).
GEORGE MICHAEL Listen Without Prejudice (2017 UK/EU limited edition 10-track LP reissue of his 1990 second studio album, pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, including the singles Praying For Time, Freedom 90, Waiting For That Day andCowboys And Angels. The glossy picture sleeve shows a little shelfwear but comes with the lyric printed inner while the vinyl looks barely played).
For all our latest Audiophile arrivals please see our dedicated Collectors Store.
Explore eil.com… the world’s best online store for rare, collectable and out of print Vinyl Records, CDs & Music memorabilia since 1987.
Need gift ideas? Roy and Luke are here to help!